Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Cidade Maravilhosa’s often overshadowed jazz scene is gearing up for another must-see event tonight, as Brazilian jazz heavyweights Quinteto Nuclear play alongside DJ Gustavo MM. The party, named “Jazz Ahead” will be held at the tropically themed Clube dos Macacos (Monkey Club) in Jardim Botânico.
One of the Rio jazz scene’s most active and well-known groups, the Quinteto Nuclear’s modern sound has been garnering the attention of those with discerning music tastes for over a decade. Veterans of numerous jazz clubs around Rio and São Paulo, Quinteto Nuclear’s sound hopes to lure people away from the cookie-cutter electro pop and manufactured digital sound that pervades many modern night spots.
Del Ray e Bloco do Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Tonight is a special night at Circo Voador as the legendary venue hosts Del Ray, who will be playing a tribute to the King of Latin Music himself Roberto Carlos, as well as Bloco do Sargento Pimenta, the Carnival band who blew up on the scene as they reconstructed the sounds of the Beatles into swinging samba style rhythms.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Underground music is represented tonight at its finest with a double dose of non commercial goodness. La Paz will play host to Minima, with hip hop downstairs featuring Eletrobase’s Lulinha, Rod GP and more, while upstairs resides local legend Mauricio Lopes, João Paulo and Pedro Piu giving you a taste of some real underground house.
La Paz Club – 10PM
Rua do Rezende, 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 until 1 with guest list, R$40 after 1AM with guest list, R$50 without list
Jazz Ahead with Quinteto Nuclear + DJ Gustavo MM (Jardim Botânico)
Brazilian jazz heavyweights Quinteto Nuclear play alongside DJ Gustavo MM as they hope to lure people away from the cookie-cutter electro pop and manufactured digital sound that pervades many modern night spots.
Clube dos Macacos – 10PM
Rua Pacheco Leão, 2038, Jardim Botânico Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 guest list before 11PM (firstname.lastname@example.org), R$35 after 11PM
Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda is one of the most talked about and popular rodas of samba in Rio. This group played an integral part in the revitalization of Lapa, the iconic bohemian downtown neighborhood of Rio.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Sabado Hit! (Lapa)
Saturday is hit night at La Passion! All your favorite Brazilian musical styles will be played tonight, ranging from samba, to mpb and bossa nova.
La Passion – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo, 200, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Tonight is Banda 365 playing classic national and international rock.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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